To celebrate ten years of self-publishing business, Lulu.com has produced an infographic exploring some sales statistics over the last ten years.
We’ve embedded the whole infographic below–all publishers should be aware of the growing business of self-publishing. Check it out: “$36+ million earned by Lulu.com authors, $1.3 million of which was earned by the top 5 sellers.”
Bob Young, CEO of Lulu.com had this statement: “There has often been a stigma placed on self-publishing that says the self-published author doesn’t make any money – that he or she won’t be successful. In our ten-year history, Lulu has paid out over $36 million dollars to our authors proving that this stigma is outdated. It is now easier than ever to sell works in all sorts of formats, in all sorts of markets, on all sorts of devices, in some cases instantly. Publishing is changing. The concept of a book is changing.”